The US Treasury Department for the second time did not comply with the requirement of the Chairman of the Committee on income and expenses of the House of representatives of the US Congress Richard Neal (Democrat from Massachusetts) to provide information on the tax Declaration of Donald Trump in due time – until 17:00 23 April. This was reported on Tuesday by The Washington Post.
The Minister of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said in a letter to the Neal that will make the decision about the possibility of transmission of Trump’s declarations to May 6, for the first time expressing a specific date when it can be to wait for a response. In the same document, the head of the Ministry of Finance explained his position: “The Supreme court made it clear that the disclosure of such data for the sake of the mere fact of their disclosure is not an acceptable purpose for congressional requests.” He stressed that he will make a decision after consultations with representatives of the US Department of justice. “The Ministry of Finance cannot fulfill the request until it is determined whether it complies with the law,” Mnuchin added.
Earlier on Tuesday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley in an interview with Fox News said that Trump does not intend to transfer his political rivals-Democrats in Congress his tax returns.
During the 2016 election campaign, Trump announced his intention to publish tax returns but did not do so. He then also explained it checks in relation to his business. Trump stressed that lawyers do not advise him to disclose the data in question. In May 2017, in an interview, he said that he might publish his tax returns only after he left the post of President.